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Family Feud Over 40 Yard Line Seats

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Aug 23, 2007 1:43PM

2007_06_sports_soldier_field_diagram.jpgIt never ceases to amaze Chicagoist how grown men can so quickly revert to childish behavior when Bears tickets are involved. A few months back, we wrote about the dispute between two DuPage County lawyers who were taking their disagreement over season ticket seat licenses to court as their longtime friendship disintegrated.

Even family ties can't keep grown men from taking disputes over permanent seat licenses to court. Lawrence Cohen is suing his nephew Norman Cohen in order to compel Norman to transfer two family PSL's on the 40 yard line. Norman holds a total of four PSLs in his name. No word on whether either has retained the services of either lawyer involved in the DuPage lawsuit.

Lawrence claims that the two had a verbal agreement concerning the seats that have been in the family since the 1940's, but after making excuses about rules for transferring PSL's and claiming a lien against his assets, he finally told his uncle that he wasn't transferring the seats. That's when Lawrence took the dispute to court. He's also seeking for an order against selling the PSL's in the meantime since, "because the (PSLs) to the event are unique, and the tickets to the event that accrue as a result thereof are unique, there is no adequate remedy at law that would replace the loss of enjoyment to (Lawrence),"

And how does the rest of the family see things? Clearly the Crain's story is incomplete without any response from other members of the Cohen clan. Which side do Norman's parents take? How about the others? And why don't they have any rights to the tickets themselves?

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